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Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale... Show more »
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York club. But the fortunes of the franchise changed in stunning fashion in 2004. Again facing the Yankees in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the first three games, losing Game 3 at Fenway 19-8. But in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dave Roberts stole second base off closer Mariano Rivera, then scored the tying run. David Ortiz got the first of two straight walk-off hits in the 12th inning with a two-run homer. He repeated the feat later that same day in Game 5 with a single in the 14th inning. In Game 6, Curt Schilling pitched with a sutured right ankle, blood oozing through his sock, but earned the victory, forcing a Game 7 that the Red Sox won easily. It was the first time in baseball history a team won a series after trailing 0-3. The Red Sox then swept St. Louis in the World Series, its first title in 86 years. The Red Sox would win again in 2007, recovering from a 3-1 deficit to Cleveland in the ALCS, then sweeping Colorado for the title. « Show less

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  • Adam Jones, Buck Showalter, and John Angelos speak eloquently despite a historically silent game

    Adam Jones, Buck Showalter, and John Angelos speak eloquently despite a historically silent game
    In an old news clip dug up for “All In With Chris Hayes,” then-Mayor Kurt Schmoke said this of the newly opened Oriole Park at Camden Yards: “The most important thing is that it really has attracted people into the area that see that cities are an inviting place and not just massive shelters for the poor.”
  • The Lineup

    The Lineup
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Catcher || || || Matt Wieters had a terrific April last year before being sidelined with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery, a procedure typically reserved for pitchers. Backups Nick Hundley (now on the...

    Free Will Astrology 4/8/15

    Free Will Astrology 4/8/15
    ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Uitwaaien” is a Dutch word that means to go out for a stroll in windy weather simply because it’s exhilarating. I don’t know any language that has parallel terms for running in the rain for the dizzy joy...

    Wandering Eye: A local sex shop takes on '50 Shades of Grey,' remembering Babe Ruth's local roots, and more

    Wandering Eye: A local sex shop takes on '50 Shades of Grey,' remembering Babe Ruth's local roots, and more
    A brand-new Johns Hopkins University-led study published in Plos One has found that mice inhaling electronic-cigarette vapor on a human scale, from the types of e-cigs widely available at convenience stores, showed an increased risk of viral and bacterial...

    The Undercard: Et Tu Duquette?

    Manager Buck Showalter and Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette had barely finished collecting the accolades and hardware awarded to them for the brilliant 2014 Orioles season before they were under fire from Baltimore’s...